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Engesa EE-9 Cascavel [Rattlesnake]
Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle

The Engesa EE-9 [Rattlesnake] Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle provides mechanized forces on the modern battlefield a vehicle designed for speed and maneuverability on paved roads and operations in the field with a high degree of maneuverability and power. The EE-9 Cascavel was sold by Engesa to Iraq, Libya, Qatar, Iran, Peru, Ecuador and other countries. It was used extensively in the Iran/Iraq W and the Gulf War.


  • Cascavel I Original vehicle had a US M36 37-mm gun turret.
  • Cascavel II Variant with a French 90-mm gun from AML-90.
  • Cascavel III Uses the 90-mmCockerill gun and new transmission.
  • Cascavel IVHas a new engine and transmission, improved day and night optics with laser rangefinder, and .a 50 cal antiaircraft MG.

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